IAS News

Natalie Singer-Velush selected as finalist for Autumn House Press nonfiction prize

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Natalie Singer-Velush (’16) has been chosen as a finalist for Autumn House Press’s nonfiction prize.  Selected from more than 1,000 manuscript entries, her memoir, California Calling, traces Singer-Velulsh’s relocation from Canada to California at age sixteen and explores moments of being silenced before finding her voice. Her manuscript was largely written as she was completing her MFA program and seeking small press publishers.  Singer-Velush was enticed by ...

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Gracelynn Scott Campaigns for KPLU

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Alum Gracelynn Scott (’15, Media & Communication Studies) describes the last nine months as “nothing short of a roller coaster ride.”  Flash back to November 12, 2015, Gracelynn was six weeks into her new role as Member Relations Coordinator at KPLU when she learned that the radio station was being sold, and she’d need to look for a new job.  Employees were devastated, but in December they were told if they raised $7 million by June 30, they could submit a competing bid to buy the station themselves. This announcement lit a fire, unleashing a windfall of community support.  By the end of May ...

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Alums Partner with UW Bothell Faculty on Grad and Undergrad Community-Engaged Learning

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IAS alums Mike Irons ('13, Policy Studies) and Nora Karena ('14, Cultural Studies) have been recognized for their facilitation of community-based and applied learning opportunities for UW Bothell graduate and undergraduate students respectively.  Irons, who is Snohomish Superior Court Juvenile Court Program Manager, has engaged Policy Studies students as interns in various programs...

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Kristin Gustafson and Rena Kawasaki Present Joint Research in Japan

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson and IAS alumna Rena Kawasaki ('13, Community Psychology) traveled to Fukuoka, Japan for the International Communication Association (ICA) pre-conference, "Crossing Borders: Researching Transnational Media History." They presented their collaborative research project, “Shifting language transnationally: Japan’s national language program and a U.S. Japanese-language newspaper before and after WWII."

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New IAS Graduates Alejandra Pérez and Ben Studley Receive Chancellor’s Medals

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Nearly 1,300 of this year’s 1,800 graduates participated in UW Bothell’s 25th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 12.  The program included three distinguished student awards recognizing individuals who have been a consistent source of inspiration and have overcome significant obstacles to complete their degrees.  Two IAS graduates, Alejandra Pérez (American & Ethnic Studies,  Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior) and Ben Studley (Community Psychology) received the esteemed Chancellor’s Medal.

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